Wed, 23 Jan 08
After a hectic 2005 followed by a sluggish 2006, the French property market has enjoyed a steady 12 months. While sellers have to be more realistic about what prices they can expect, buyers' budgets are up.
Or, could unstable British prices be good news for the French property market, with second-homers turning their backs on the increased risks of investing in
Nerves ‘holding steady’
Across the Channel in Normandy, where French agencies are expanding to cater for the Anglo-Saxon market, and it is de rigueur to have a British member of staff on the books, nerves are holding steady.
Traditionally popular with British buyers, thanks to its proximity to the
Clare Comrie's of Immobilier du Château commented: British clients account for about 60 per cent of the agency's business. We have coast on three sides up here, so gîtes and b&bs, if done well, are still successful with the bird life, countryside and, above all, the landing beaches as attractions.
She added: "Buyers who are having problems selling their
Ian Hayward, of Cabinet Marc Trouverie added: "I don't believe a slump in
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